M : info@karelverhoeven.be
T : +32 485 14 29 35
Karel Verhoeven (°1982, Ghent)
creates autonomous and applied works
including both print, digital, spatial work,
video and photography.

Since his graphic design, art and mediastudies in Ghent (BE)
and Athlone (IRL), he started working as a designer and visual artist,
often in-situ and on a co-creativ way collaborating with organisations,
companies, other visual artists, designers, architects, musicians and externals.

Karel Verhoeven

°15 november 1982

Karel Verhoeven is a Belgian visual artist, designer and researcher. In his work Verhoeven is mainly interested in the formal and autonomous qualities of constructed areas or in the specific relation to social interaction.

Project-wise, he is playing with images and material, deconstructing and reconstructing. He adapts existing places in a playful, sculptural and architectural way.
This can result in a temporary or occasional integrated work in the public space, an exhibition, a cluster of situations, or performativ work, a publication, screening or talk.

On a more research based manner Karel observes, analyses and captures specific demarcated places in relation to social interactions. Often combined with site specific interactions and interventions.
Like an archaeologist he is looking for hidden material: artifacts, sound and video-material. Like an ethnograph, Verhoeven observes the relation between human interaction
and our constructed area.

One of the characters of his work is the hybrid form, shifting between disciplines.
With his background in graphic media, gradually shifting into
photography, time-based media and spatial work.

Verhoeven has a strong affinity with texture, material, pure form and playful gestures.
Often you recognize basis elements from both music and architecture: rhythm, composition and structure.

His first artistic action, a performance and series of integrated works, called Föhn Le Fenêtre,
was shown in 2008 during the festival 'The Game Is Up' in Vooruit. Since then he is regularly presenting his work in galleries, musea, public spaces, art centers and schools.

Very often Karel works on a co-creative way, with other artists, designers, architects, researchers etc.

Most of the time Verhoeven works and presents in Belgium,
and sometimes abroad in Europe.
He regularly goes on residencies.

Karel Verhoeven does teach on a regular base on Sint-Lucas Kunsthumaniora Gent,
presentation and workshops he gave at LUCA Gent, LUCA Brussel, KULeuven and iArts Maastricht.

feel free to contact
+32 485 14 29 35

Education (selection)

2017 - 2019
Specific Teacher Training
LUCA School Of Arts, Gent (BE)

2010 - 2012
Master media art
KASK School Of Arts, Gent (BE)

2004 - 2008
Bachelor art science / media and performance studies
University Of Ghent (BE)

2000 - 2003: Bachelor graphic and digital design
Gent, (BE) + Athlone (IRL)

Projects / work (selection)


The Young Academy Of Belgium (BE)

Wit(h)vzw + Museum Dr. Guislain (BE)

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Kunstenhuis, Harelbeke (BE)

Kunsthal, Gent (BE)

Constructed Connections

research project


Scenes (cour jardin) at Architects At Play
CIVA, Brussels (BE)

Lourdes, Lourdes at Bloedtest
Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent (BE)

research project

art-integration, public space
De Lovie, Poperinge (BE)


Krasj 4, Biennial

Caught Fish, City Fish
Experimental Intermedia Gent

Topos Sonos - An Echo Of An Island
Performance / audio visual experience
Art Centre Vooruit, Ghent (BE)

Edited Archaeology
Duo presentation
Salon Blanc / Bildnis, Oostende (BE)

Anything Can B_ A Car
Solo exhibition
Bank Gallery Projects, Ghent (BE)


Tom, Jerry And Many More
Groupshow - performance, collaboration
S.M.A.K. Etcetera, Ghent (BE)

A Maiden's Prayer
M HKA inbox, Antwerp (BE)

Anything Can B_ A Car
Camera, Centrel Dei Interes, Cluj (ROU)

Topos Sonos
audiovisual work, performance
in collaboration with Emi Kodama and Elias Heuninck
premiere, performance at Mu.ZEE,
within the context of Atelier De Stad, Dansant (organised by KAAP)
supported by School Of Arts and KC Vooruit, Buda, de Werf and iMal, Gent (BE), La Gomera (ESP)

art-integration, public space
De Lovie, Poperinge, (BE)

duo-show BAD-artfair
represented by BANK Projects Gallery, Ghent, BE


BANK project space Gent (BE)

Edited Archaeology
residency at Frans Masereelcentrum Kasterlee (BE)

Scenes (cour jardin)
permanent in-situ work in public space
concept and artistic realisation
Westerbegraafplaats, commissioned by Stad Gent (BE)

Scenes (cour jardin)
temporary in-situ work in public space
Kouter, co-produced by Handelsbeurs, Gent (BE)

Topos Sonos Villa Elise
audiovisual work, performance
collaboration with Emi Kodama and Elias Heuninck
invited and commissioned by MuZee, Chambre d'O
Oostende (BE), La Gomera (ESP)

Quatre Mains
in-situ project, participatory project
+ permanent integrated artwork
collaboration with and commissioned by
M HKA and nursery home Immaculata Edegem (BE)


The Library Of Peaceful Stories and Objects
in-situ work, participatory project+ publication
project in collaboration with Vredeshuis
selected artist, commissioned by Stad Gent (BE)

Invited and organised by Krakk vzw
within the context of Beaufort 2015, Koksijde (BE)

Scenes (cour jardin)
temporary in-situ work in public space
in collaboration with zZmogh, primary school Hippo's Hof , Gent (BE) de Munt, Muntpunt, Brussels (BE)
supported by de Koning Boudewijnstichting.

PAROL! Writing And Art Beyond Walls, Beyond Borders
European Art Project, collaboration, exhibitions
curator, coordinator and exhibition designer
Warsaw (PL), Belgrade (RS), Athens (EL), Turin (IT), Tilburg (NL) Oudenaarde, Dendermonde, Brussels, Hoogstraten (BE)

Unedited Architecture
audiovisual work, performance
in collaboration with sound artist Yannick Franck
supported by Fundacion César Manrique (ESP) and Campo (BE)
programmed by Beursschouwburg within the context of Performatik


in-situ work in public space
in collaboration with Tonia In de Kleef, artist with visual impairment
invited by S.M.A.K,
commissioned by Famous and VOB
Antwerp (BE)

Bouwsels, in-situ work
participatory project in public space
in collaboration with Duin en Polders Diksmuide (BE)
commissioned by Kunstwerk(t)

Edited Archaeology
Isola Comacina (IT)

Anything Can B_ A Car
exhibition, participatory project
KC Recyclart, Brussels (BE)

Medium Of Everything
group exhibition
presentation Unedited Architecture
curated by Jerry Galle
Zwarte Zaal, Gent (BE)

Medium Of Everything
presentation Unedited Architecture
curated by Jerry Galle
KASK cinema, Gent (BE)

Umland Group Exhibition
curated by Els Wuyts
CC Belgica, Dendermonde & Villa Olmen, Wieze (BE)


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participatory projects and exhibitions
artistic coordination, exhibition and graphic design.
Brussels (BE)

group exhibition
curated by Koen Vanden Broeck and Adriaan Van Raemdonck.
organised by Kunstwerkt, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerpen (BE)


It's A Give And Tak
group exhibition
Gallery TTTT, Gent (BE)

group exhibition
Ithaka, Leuven (BE)


Zita Swoon Group
video, graphic work
artistic collaboration
Antwerp (BE) + tour in France, the Netherlands and Swiss

The Colour Of Space
in collaboration with Philippe Allaeys
Alph-expositionroom, Gent (BE)

Scene #1
Second Room, Gent (BE)

group exhibition
nominee artcontest kunstsalon
Sint-Pietersabdij, Gent (BE)

group exhibition
KASK zwarte zaal, Gent (BE)

Summercamp Elektrified
residency / exhibition
Timelab, Gent (BE)

I Live Here - This is not Bruges Central
group exbibition in public space
Het Entrepot & Brugge Centraal, Brugge (BE)

Time is a book - Time Festival
group exhibition
KC Vooruit & Ladda vzw, Gent (BE)

K&C autotuning Salon - Knive Artfestival
group exhibition
Geraardsbergen (BE))

Föhn le Fenëtre
The Game is Up Festival
performance, presentation
Art for sale, KC Vooruit, Gent (BE)

The Duckhunt Quartet
Entertain_us, Sint-Niklaas (BE)